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. these are the people it happened to. the jesse clan of california. they vacationed together, shared birthdays, even got together for a monthly game of ten pin. but what these grainy home videos don't show is what is yet to come. which is murder, conspiracy. one branch of family against the other. a game so twisted, mice so clever, that crafting a plot to catch them might be impossible. to begin with, it was 1998. shei shakespeare in love won the oscar. monica lewinsky was freshly famous. it was the hottest night of the year when cheryl got a strange call from her dad jack jesse. >> i was getting ready for bed and it was my dad on the phone. >> what time was this? >> it was 20 after 9:00. >> he was worried about his wife sandra. she was missing. >> what did he think had happened? >> he thought maybe she was in an accident or something. >> she had run to this nearby mall to run an errand but was gone so long. would cheryl please find her, asked her dad. >> burger king, walmart and supposed to be back. >> and when she went back into her dad's house, she found -- >> one of the worst scenes in my life. he w
. california's was ruled unconstitutional and that case is still tied up in court. >>> coming up next, a look at the interesting things on the ballots across our country. earthquakes on the east coast can travel a lot farther than the experts first thought. we have a new report on last year's quake coming up next. >>> and in maryland, it is question number 4 on the ballot. >>> republican vice presidential candidate paul ryan just arriving in richmond and one more stop in the old dominion which could be a huge deciding factor, according to some scenarios on this election night. he just came from ohio. he is in rich monday and as weapon, the old dominion, a big battleground state in the fact that they are still -- the polls are still open. >>> voters in maryland tonight are deciding the future of a law that make it easier for the children of undocumented immigrants to attend college. it is called the maryland dream action. and it is on the ballot as question 4. erica gonzalez joins us now live from the university of maryland campus where some supporters of this measure gather tonight. >> we've
immigration system. >> erika gonzalez, news4. >> tomorrow california lottery officials will reveal the name of a woman who nearly lost a $23 million jackpot. the woman bought the winning ticket for her mother back in may. according to "the los angeles times," she both forgot about the ticket until lottery officials published this photo and the daughter saw herself in the paper this week. the ticket was in her glove compartment the whole time. jackpot was set to expire in three weeks, at which point all 23 million would have gone to the california school system. oh, my goodness! >> close call. >> ma, you see that lotto ticket? no, honey, i'm not sure. okay. that's cool. >> i cannot imagine what it would feel like to know you almost, almost messed up on $23 million. >> right. >>> kind of cold out there tonight, doug. >> it's chilly. it is. that's the way it's going to be for the next couple of days, maybe, as i mentioned, the next two weeks potentially. out there right now, let's take a look, for the record, look at this, a beautiful shot, the world war ii monument as well as the washington m
right, back across to kath. >> orange county, california. all right. finish these lyrics to "i'll be there for you" please. ♪ i'll be there for you when the rain starts to fall ♪ ♪ i'll be there for you ♪ like i've been there before >> i have no idea. >> you have a lot of songs to learn on my cd. [ buzzer ] >> lyrics are i'll be there for you 'cause you're there for me too ♪ became a worm in the brain? when you worked there? >> they also left out the clap. and then that makes sense. that's burned in. >> burned in. back across to cath. >> nice lady from maine. all right. which couple got married in vegas with permanent marker on their faces? was it monica and chandler, was it phoebe and joey, rachel and ross or rachel and joey? >> rachel and joey? rachel and joey. [ buzzer ] >> no. no. no. >> people, i'm serious, no cheating. and enjoy this cd. >> the correct answer here, rachel and ross. remind us about the permanent marker on the face, what was going on there? >> i believe that they kind of had a little bit too much wine. and ended up, you know, drawing on each other
fresno, california, this afternoon, one person is dead. four others injured. in a workplace shooting there. police say a 42-year-old man walked into an apple valley farms factory. he opened fire on co-workers and shot himself. two of the wounded are hospitalized right now, in critical condition. the third is listed in serious. the shooter is also in critical condition. police say they don't know his motive for the attack today. >>> there is more to come on news4 at 4:00. we'll tell you why it could cost $100 to take a carry-on bag on to an airplane. >>> and the election mome ♪ [ male announcer ] from our nation's networks... ♪ our city streets... ♪ skies around the world... ♪ ...northrop grumman's security solutions are invisibly at work, protecting people's lives... [ soldier ] move out! [ male announcer ] ...without their even knowing it. that's the value of performance. northrop grumman. . >>> a live look right now at democracy plaza in manhattan. the electoral map, under ice. nbc news, the entire political team, with brian williams tonight. a special edition o
. and they try not to trip or tumble. >>> a shark attack victim in california is skripg the ordeal now for the first time. surfer scott stevens suffered serious injuries to his midsection when the shark attacked him on tuesday. the massive gouge out of his surf board gives you some idea of what he went through. he suffered a 14-inch bite wound on the left side of his rib cage. but doctors say the shark did not reach any of his vital organs. stevens said the shark grabbed him and wouldn't let him go. >> i punched the shark in the side of the head a come of times. >> remarkably stevens said he plans to resume surfing as soon as his injuries are healed. the attack happened tuesday in the waters off northern california. one week earlier, a great white shark killed a surfer in southern california. >>> after the break, an iconic new jersey town wiped away. >> coming up, the town made famous by the jersey shore has to figure out how to move on. >>> hurricane sandy has forever changed the new jersey shore line. the town of seaside heights is one of the hardest hit. landmarks some several gener
is -- >> sonoma. >> wow. >> sonoma, california. >> right next to one another, pretty much. have you ever been there, hoda? >> i have never been. is it beautiful? >> if you and i were ever going to have a romantic weekend that would be the place you and i would go. >> yeah. all right, you know where we are going to go today, wednesday? >> where? >> gallagher's. >> that's right. >> we are going to gallagher's, a big lunch with everybody coming, excited to drink a lot of wine. >> we had that cancel last week because of the hurricane. of course we're having a nor'easter today but come on down. i mean, everything's relative, it's just going to be 60-mile-an-hour winds instead. only two feet of water. no, we are going to be at gallagher's restaurant on west 52nd street, okay, everybody? >> a bunch of people coming to visit. >> 200 ladies, sold out like that. it is not going to be bad weather at that point, they are saying, so please come on down. >> friend, jen miller, going to be a big brew. >> lots of people coming. cheers. yeah. yeah. all right, this is heavenly light pino gricio. 85 calories pe
news. >> two different shootings in california. we start with one at the university of southern california. several people shot outside a halloween party. no word on their conditions or if they're students. we know that the university did just issue an alert asking for students to avoid opening doors because police are still looking for that gunman. >>> take a look at this video into our newsroom a few moments ago out of hollywood. a melee there after someone opened fire into a crowd of revelers. three people in critical condition. >>> the death toll continues to climb four days after sandy made landfall. so far the storm claimed 74 lives. more than five million homes and businesses are without power across the east coast. most of those averages are in the new york area. meantime, president obama saw the damage on the jersey shore firsthand. during the tour, the president pledged federal support for the long haul. >>> right now, local utility crews are close to restoring power to just about everybody who lost electricity during sandy. dominion virginia power has the most work ah
are doing what we that you. prescribe is projected to be the winner in, of course, california and washington state. and, of course, his home state down here in little old hawaii, beautiful hawaii down there. oregon, where you would think would, all kind of over here in the blue area, is still too early to call but the president is leading there. they also have an interesting legalizing marijuana issue in oregon on a local ballot. here's what the electoral vote stands. key states still too close to call. florida and virginia, florida, miami-dade down south which tends to be a little bit slow in reporting. they're still waiting. and, of course, virginia, the story all night. long lines wrapping up about now and they'll be counting for a while. if the president wins ohio, that may be the clincher. jim and doreen, back to you! >> thank you, wendy. >> no final results from states considered crucial to the success of both presidential campaigns. virginia is one of them. >> steve handelsman has the report. >> reporter: lines of voters waiting to cast ballots. hours after the polls closed in battleg
as a tv guy, i'm a chef, i'm into restaurants, i have 11 of them, 7 in california. to me, and again, that's what this is. this is more heart and soul. this is not just a name stamp. >> one thing that the reviewer said when asked by the "new york times" public editor saying he didn't expect a fine dining experience. didn't think this was going to be gourmet cuisine. but said, quote, this is important american food that makes a lot of people happy. do you think you fell short of that? >> in his opinion, that's what he's saying. no, do i think i'm falling short? no. by no means. i'm doing the type of foods that america loves and we're doing it the right way. could we make mistakes? absolutely. do we strive to be the best? yes. to me it's impossible to come in and have a dining experience and have every single thing wrong unless you come in with a different agenda and you want to sensationalize something and blow it out of the water. it's a great way to make a name for yourself. go after a celebrity chef who is not a new yorker. >> and if you have -- you could say anything to this reviewer ri
is forcing california residents to dig out from under a mountain of mud. the break caused a massive mud slide that buried some cars and forced some evacuations after 45,000 gallons of water came gushing down. officials say the broken pipe is over 80 years old. quite the mess. >>> all right. in sports, we start with the only unbeaten team in the nba. the new york knicks got 25 points from carmelo anthony, the league scong leader in a 99-89 comeback win over orlando. the nicks five straight wins is their best since they made it into the nba finals in 1994. >>> and a scary moment during the game as an orlando stunt team member fell when her footing slipped when she was being lifted to the man's shoulders. she did wave to the crowd as she was taken to the hospital and she is expected to be okay. that's the spirit. >>> two upsets in college basketball as seth curry scored 23 points and number 9 duke knocked off number 3 kentucky, 75-68. number 21 michigan state got a big second half from keith appling. they edged kansas 67-64. >>> in baseball the american league manager of the year was bob meldin
to go to the university of california at berkeley before competing in the 2016 games in rio de janeiro. >>> and in oklahoma, talk about heartwarming here. a 9-year-old boy who loves sports named jason smith jr. has muscular dystrophy. he's confined to a wheelchair. that's not going to stop him. his twin brother plays football and their father who coaches a team put him in the game and a teammate pushed him all the way to the end zone for a touchdown. >> it was very surprising. >> just to get in and see that big smile on his face like that, that was a great feeling. >> the big smile lasts. this will be a moment young jason will never forget. >>> just ahead, it is movie night at the white house with the cast and crew of "lincoln" on the guest list. >>> john bon jovi's taught ter is in hot water. >>> plus, ben affleck's comments about the newest sexiest man alive. you're going to want to see this. you're watching "early today." >>> welcome back to "early today." i'm happy to report the trend continues. this next storm is going to be further off the coast. the chances of it hitting the coa
sight off the coast of california. a man on a small fishing boat spotted a dark object in the water. he grabbed his phone and started recording. i might have cone something else, but turns out it was a 14 foot long great white shark which approached the surface but decided to swim away. >> new jersey has filed lawsuits against eight businesses over reports of price gouging in the days after that super storm called sandy. the state's attorney general says seven gas stations and a hotel are accused of hiking prices by almost 60%. that states antigouging laws prohibit more than 10 percent in an emergency. the businesses could be fined up to $10,000 for each offense. >> if you've watched a football game lately, you may have noticed some nfl players looking more fit. that's because some athletes are changing the way they eat and exercise so that they can stay healthier on the field and on in to the future. >> washington red skins line back eer lorenzo alexander is a big guy. his job is to tackle, mowing doub anyone trying to score. so does it seem a little strange to see him here? >> i fell
of bank robberies in california and washington armed with an assault rifle. a $20,000 reward is offered for information leading to an arrest. >>> finally, a female air force pilot is breaking more than the sound barrier with her accomplishments. major carolinen sen joined the famed thunder birds. she's been flying over 17 years and hopes to inspire the next generation of air force airman. bet she will. >>> to sports, nfl thursday night football. indy, jacksonville. andrew luck scored two touchdowns on the ground against the jaguars and the indy defense came up big in a 27-10 win. >>> to college football, number 10 florida state made a dramatic fourth quarter comeback with under a minute to go scoring on a 39-yard touchdown pass and the seminoles won a squeaker over virginia tech, 28-22. >>> just ahead, bond is back. we're real excited about that. and a new take on an old president. >>> plus, "twilight" mania is in full swing. >>> the often forgotten victims of a hurricane disaster get a big boost after hurricane sandy. you're watching "early today." >>> welcome back to "early today." ti
but there's a lot of sunshine. all of the stormy weather is all through california and the west coast. if you're traveling in the west, that's where you'll deal with that. here are some light rain showers kicking off the carolina coast. it looks like a nice friday. everywhere east of the rockies should have a good deal of sunshine and even on the eastern seaboard after a mix of clouds we'll try to get you into the 50s. looking good heading into the weekend. that's a look at your national forecast. now here's a look at the weather outside your window. today's forecast, you can pretty much write this down and take it all the way through saturday and sunday. most areas in the country won't see a change in the weather pattern all the way through the beginning of next week. so if you like the weather yesterday, you'll like it today and probably right through the weekend. >> did someone script that for you, bill? >> it took a while. hours. >> i bet so. all right. thank you. well, coming up, the justice department brings down the hammer on b.p. over the gulf oil spill. >>> plus, 15 days afte
carrying repair trucks from california. >>> in virginia the u.s.s. san antonio was loaded with supplies and sent off to new york and new jersey. >>> the city of hoboken is finally getting back on its feet after flooding stranded 20,000 people. governor chris christie says the power situation has drastically improved. >> remember, at the height of the storm we were at 2 point. >> petros: 7 million, so we're a million more customers have been restored from the height of the storm. >>> in connecticut, garbage is piling up on the streets as flooded basements are being cleaned out. back to new york, washed out subways are starting to come back, and there are huge lines to get on buses as the city deals with a gridlock nightmare. work could begin today on removing a massive crane that's been dangling high above a mid town manhattan street. a lot of people are questioning the decision to go ahead with the new york city marathon sunday. mayor michael bloomberg says it won't hurt storm relief efforts. and to lower manhattan where power may not come on until the weekend. our reporter from wnbc fo
are in the hospital after two separate shootings in california. the first shooting at a halloween party at the university of southern california. four people were taken to the hospital. one of them in critical condition. two people are in custody. the second shooting happened in hollywood. three people were hurt after someone fired shots into the crowd. one person is in critical condition. tlae people have been arrested. >>> overnight, we learned that charges will be filed against graham spanier today. the "pittsburg post-gazette" reports he's being charged with obstruction of justice. last month, sandusky was sentenced to 30 to 60 years in prison. >>> police are investigating an armed robbery just off the campus of the university of maryland. this happened in the 7300 block of baltimore avenue just after 2:00 this morning, right in the downtown college park area near the college park shopping center. police did alert students about this robbery. there is still a search going on for suspects. >>> right now, federal agents from as far away as ohio and indiana are looking for the man who
:00 that night and my daughter walked in the house five minutes later after being in california for two months. >> how sweet. >> i could be okay about it, you know? >> looking forward to thursday. thursday's going to be fun. >> i want to thank every single person who's come in from all over the country just to be there to see it. it blows me away every time. i am so grateful. very happy for my friend rupert holmes who wrote a brilliant piece of theater "the mystery of edwin drood." when i was kicked out of the matinee, i went over to see the mystery. rupert, my friend, made history when he won the tony for book, lyrics, and music for this some 27 years ago. right after i'd first come to new york. it stands up like crazy. you want a great time after you've seen "scandalous," go see it. it's got its opening night tomorrow night. it's just sensational. >> terrific. >> what were you doing? >> i went to l.a. >> hardest working woman next to al roker, who is a man. >> i interviewed christina aguilera. >> you just interviewed her. >> i was in her house with her dog nugget. >> and her house is where t
a month. california, a hot state. voters rejected another effort that would require a label for genetically modified foods. keep in mind, up to 80% of the processed foods we buy in the u.s. comes with genetically engineered ingredients. if california had passed that last measure, it would have been the first in the country. pat and jim, those measures -- those ballot issues, one word, interesting. very interesting. >>> news of president obama's reelection has become a global talking point today. there were many large watch parties through the night. and world leaders were quick to congratulate mr. obama on his victory. as we take a live look at the white house now, nbc's michelle kosinski has more on the global reaction to the news that mr. obama will call the white house home for four more years. >> reporter: people partied through the night watching the results come in live. london, 4:30 in the morning, crowds of brits, not americans, british citizens were in there cheering on the results. today we're also seeing reaction come in from world leaders. israel offered congratu
of california to the east coast of maine. the marine is running 3,600 miles and each step is tracked bay smart phone app that shows his every move. but what's on a much bigger screen inspired the long distance run. >> i've seen "forrest gump" many times. >> o'toole is a military man, a tcu-williams alum who enlisted in the marines and fulfilled his duty. he spent months on the ground in afghanistan and haiti helping earthquake victims. >> i'm getting real excited here. >> but now o'toole is at the virginia sports medicine institute training. the goal is to finish 15 miles five days a week for eight months. he recruited some of his family and friends to help get his plan up and running. >> the majority, 99% of alexandr alexandrians who built a wonderful little organization here. ror tool hopes the marathon run will bring attention to veteran causes. >> one of my friends that came back, some of the things he's been dealing with as far as pressure an anxiety, actually ended up taking his own life because of that. suicide is probably one of the most major -- is the major issue as far as lives lost
at the university of southern california turns violent. what campus police are saying happened. >>> plus, the ongoing transportation problems in new york city since sandy, where the clean up stands today. >>> what we can expect weather wise after another gray, cold morning. stay with us. we >>> right now, mitt romney is campaigning in virginia. the republican presidential nominee was in roanoke earlier this morning. he will appear this afternoon. he'll visit virginia beach today. recent polls suggest the commonwealth is a toss up in the race. >> we are awaiting president obama's arrival in wisconsin. it will be the first campaign stop in three days. he's focused on overseeing the government's response to sandy. he'll campaign in colorado and nevada. >> as if the damage wasn't enough, new york is now dealing with nightmarish gridlock. this is a back up of cars trying to get into the city. every car had to go to a check point to prove three people were sitting in it. car pooling as mass transit tries to get up and running again. >>> the devastation of new york along the new jersey coast is
decision point. >> some volunteers are coming in as far as california to help win virginia voters for their candidates. >>> a week after sandy wreaked havoc on the east coast, some things starting to get back to normal for new yorkers. new york city schools set to reopen today. the subway running at 80% of its normal service. gas lines are still long. both new york governor andrew cuomo and new jersey governor chris christie have promiseded an end to the shortage this week. later this week, president obama will meet with fema to discuss the disaster relief effort. fema approved nearly $158 million of individual disaster assistance. sandly has claimed 113 lives. they're working to restore power to more than 2 million people. >>> amtrak telling passengers make your reservations by phone or online to avoid sold out trains and long lines at ticket counters. >>> air travel is almost back to normal as well. most airlines say they should be running at regular service today. hurricane sandy affected thousands of flights throughout the world. some airlines say they're continuing to waive r
'll learn the identify of california's newest millionaire. the name of a woman will be revealed who lost a $23 million ticket in may. a newspaper published this photograph from a surveillance camera. this picture showing her buying the winning ticket. that ticket was in a glove compartment the entire time. the jackpot set to expire in three weeks. just in time. >>> actor george clooney is a distant relative -- a really distant relative to president abraham lincoln. according to, clooney is the half first cousin five times removed from president kiln clincoln. just before steven spielberg's new movie hits theaters, announced the release. >> you and i could be half cousins five times removed to lincoln and washington. >> do you see a resemblance here? >> you know -- >> if you look at the lips. >> stop! >> half cousin. >> clooney and tom hanks are also related. >> and president obama is related to brad pitt too, that's another story. >>> one florida woman proves are you never too old to do anything, including vote. for the first time in her life, 99-year-old rosie
unusual spots for us to show you on the radar. california, a lot of rain, california and oregon today where the biggest system is for now. a little light rain and snow across the dakotas. nothing big there. flights in and out of florida might be a little slow today because of extra rain showers from jacksonville down toward the palm beach, south florida. no big storms our way. that is welcome news. high pressure is in charge. we're off to a great start and a great start to your weekend. skies remain mostly clear overnight tonight. another pretty good night. here is a picture of one of the leonid meteors early this morning. if you can get a quick peek at the dark sky overnight you might see a few more meteors but clouds on the increase. the northeasterly wind often brings a lot of cloud cover. that starts to arrive tomorrow and builds into monday and tuesday. so today nothing to worry about. mostly sunny and nice. highs up into the low 50s. a little bit cooler than average. not too bad with the sunshine. more clouds tomorrow. especially by tomorrow afternoon. as a result probably just
others are wounded after a workplace shooting in fresno, california. police say an employee at a chicken processing plant, 42-year-old lawrence jones, moved methodically among his victims tuesday shooting them at close range. he died later apparently from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. officials say jones had an extensive criminal record and was recently paroled. >>> now for a special election edition of what is trending, our quick roundup of what has you talking online. as you heard, after that victory was called first by nbc news president obama tweeted this favorite picture of him hugging his wife with the message that read four more years. it did go on to become the most re-tweeted tweet in the history of this site, moving a justin bieber tweet into second place. >>> and it is going to be hard to come up with a good excuse for not voting after you hear this, thanks to the example set by one chicago-area woman this. mother to be stopped to vote tuesday even though she had gone into labor with her contractions five minutes apart. she then drove herself to the hospital. the first-time
-atlantic coast. out west going to be the big story. heavy rain from coastal california all the way into the pacific northwe the pacific northwest. sunday, sunday, beautiful day in the northeast. still on the chilly side. more rain, windy conditions along the carolina coastline, north carolina and south carolina. more mountain snow in the northwest. sunny in the gulf coast. that's what's going on around the country, here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> yeah, in our neck of the woods, once again, a chilly start. look at the cloud cover out there right now. your temperature sits at 43 degrees. reagan national springfield, you are coming in in the upper 30s. same for quantico. look at the wet weather. light showers. they are very scattered and drizzle mainly east of d.c. along i-95. 54 for the high today. >> that's your latest weather, and one of the best parts of being an american, you get to watch sunday night "football night in america." that's right. it's a bitter rivalry. the ravens fly into heinz stadium. will they catch up to the steelers? they relish the fight.
committee senator dianne feinstein of california. and chair of the house intelligence committee, congressman mike rogers of michigan. >>> then after the election, will washington get anything done? talks start on how to avoid the fiscal cliff, as mitt romney draws fire from fellow republicans by accusing the president of doling out, quote, gifts to minority groups in exchange for their vote. what's the fallout and the future of the gop? with us, tea-party backed congressman raul labrador, tom friedman, former white house chief of staff for bill clinton john podesta, republican strategist mike murphy, and nbc news chief foreign affairs correspondent andrea mitchell. >>> announcer: from nbc news in washington, the world's longest-running television program, this is "meet the press" with david gregory. >>> good sunday morning. with the president's national security team under fire over the petraeus resignation and the benghazi attacks, the president arrived on the world stage this morning for a summit in east asia, and he's got new worries on his mind about the prospect of a war in the middle e
. and could now be the state of washington. it could be california. it could be new mexico. it could be illinois. the odds are that kennedy will win. there are still some of results still to come in. if the present trend continues. senator kennedy will be the next president of the united states. >> the election may have been a close one. but i want to express and my appreciation to all of them and to mr. nixon personally. chris: finally, the return of richard nixon winning narrowly over shubte humphrey in 19 -- over hubert humphrey in 1968. >> election night 1968. nixon's the one. that's the natural banner for any sprightly front page tonight. richard nixon won the election this time. where eight years ago, he lost it. in illinois. it was so close, it took forever. but he won it. it was again one of the closest elections in american history. >> i have done my best. i have lost. mr. nixon has won. so now let's get on with the urgent task of uniting our country. thank you. [applause] >> having lost a close one eight years ago and having won a close one this year, i can say this. winnin
to the polls. one of the volunteers, she came to battleground virginia from california to help deliver virginia to obama. >> it was very simple. simple decision to make. i had a career opportunity, right place in my career where i could do this. no other place i would rather be. >> reporter: the romney camp has a strong ground campaign in virginia as well, with nearly 2 million door knocks and millions more phone calls. many more than in the 2008 election cycle. >> we have been on the wrathe w. >> reporter: earlier in the day, tagg and ben romney helped three recovery road rallies in virginia, in fairfax and virginia. and madeline albright kicked off a campaign canvas with supporters and volunteers inster long. tonight, mitt romney at a rally in newport news. romney will continue his push in virginia tomorrow. in lynchburg, at george mason university later in the afternoon. vice president biden and his wife, dr. jill biden will participate in grassroots events in sterling and richmond as well. back to you. >> record early voting in d.c. today. election officials estimate more than 52,000 reside
, loading up with trucks from california to come to new york to get the lights back on. in new jersey, governor christie is going to house visiting crews from other states at an old military base, and three u.s. navy war ships are going to sit off the coast of new york and new jersey, feeding the overall effort. again, across a huge area, this storm's impact is staggering. across such a wide area, a cold, dark need, food going bad, people can't buy gas, kids can't go to school, they can't go to work and many homes are ripped open. many businesses are still without power across 15 state, millions of people, from maine to michigan, all the way down to north carolina. let's not forget. cities and towns battered in between, in some places it could be weeks before the lights come back on. in northeast ohio, tens of thousands in and around cleveland could be without heat during the weekend. temperatures in the mid-30s at night. in connecticut, power crews are making their way through a tangled maze, in town after town, they are trying to fix ocean city's hard-hit beach front, and digging ou
>>> breaking news for you. brand-new video into the newsroom from the university of southern california, after a shooting there overnight. we spoke with usc police a short time ago. two people are in custody. this started with a fight at a halloween party between two men who are not students. one of them pulled out a gun and shot the other who's now in critical condition. three others are hurt but are expected to be okay. >>> and this video has also just come into our newsroom. a fuel tanker explosion in saudi arabia has killed 14 people and hurt at least 60. the truck exploded after hitting an underpass. the death toll could rise as rescue crews pick through charred vehicles and rubble. amazing video there. >>> for the first time since sandy hit, new york city is opening its subway system with limited service. sandy flooded several tunnels. andrew cuomo declared a transportation emergency. what does the declaration mean for new yorkers, especially those trying to get around this morning? >> reporter: well, it's going to mean limited service, but at least some service, which is a good thing. w
factors in the rise. the states with the highest poverty rates, d.c. ranks second, california tops the list. scientists say they have discovered a gene mutation that triples the chance of a person contracting alzheimer's. it is uncommon, showing up in less than 1% of people. this discovery is important because it may yield new clues about the causes of alzheimers and how to treat it >> 45 million americans are smokers. today is the day to try to quit. today is the 37th annual great american smokeout, encouraging an end to smoking. according to the american cancer society, tobacco use is responsible for one in five deaths. today george washington university president steven nenn will announce a plan to make its campuses completely smoke free by next fall. >>> 17 after the hour. hope solo and stevens got married hours after a fight over where the couple would live over their tuesday wedding. officers responded to the the home in seattle said she had a cut on her elbow. they arrested stevens on suspicion of assault. solo was not commenting on what happened. in court tuesday a judge re
stories today. now california congressman darrell issa who oversees d.c. affairs is asking the district and federal national capital planning commission to help decidetaller buildings could be constructed in the city. at a surprise birthday party wednesday for mayor gray, the head of the council's revenue committee, welcomed the new year's long study but with caution. >> what i want to avoid is a crystal city, where you have the monolithic buildings. >> reporter: he suggested new york avenue could be away from neighborhoods. some citizens in the district worry the iconic skyline would be changed by the higher builds. they stress that residential neighborhoods and the city's extensive monumental core would be protected from larger buildings that could change the character of the city. >> if you built a 20-story building, which is going to impact the air, light, things of that nature, would that have a detrimental effect on your quality of life and hence you wouldn't build it. st. elizabeth's, people talk about it all the time. if people do not support the idea, i wouldn't support it eith
immigration reform is reached. >> reporter: this group walked from california to washington, because members of her family face deportation. >> i come from a family of 11. and six members of my family were undocumented. they all received deportation letters. >> reporter: but these people face a fight. fred who heads the group who opposed the dream act said he's against immigration reform. >> it's not about education, it's all about amnesty. and congress has stopped that for ten years. we don't see it changing. the congress hasn't really changed. >> reporter: latino activists will now take their fight to capitol hill. >> they should have gotten the message this time around that immigrants and latinos came out and voted in big numbers this time around. and we want no more excuses. we want comprehensive immigration reform. >> there are an estimated 24 million latino voters in the united states. just before the election, president obama accused the republican party of alienating the fastest growing demographic in the country, the latino community. the president is also on record saying that his
mankiewicz. >> sometimes the facts are as clear as the southern california sky, but other times you have to know where to look to see the truth. this man has made a career of noticing what others do not. >> what's his reputation? >> meticulous investigator. just pores over the volume of evidence and found what others did not find. >> the evidence whisperer? >> correct. >> at night i went out dancing. >> does this man act guilty? does he know more than he's saying. >> i didn't know anything was going on, all right? >> what about this man? can you believe the story he's telling? >> i was supposed to pick her up twice and she was so out of character, she didn't show up on either day. >> the evidence whisperer wasn't present at either of those interviews, but watching them helped him solve the mystery of what happened to a vivacious young woman and bring answers to the mother who loved her. >> i was always proud of her. she was a real fighter. >> lindsay eckan arrived, the youngest of three. maybe that fighting spirit isn't visible in her photos, but her mother, nancy, says it was always the
of marijuana, seemingly unavoidable. and in another notable ballot measure, in california, voters agreed to pay more in sales tax and more in income tax for high earners, to help close what governor jerry brown calls a $34 billion state budget cap. >> and on a beautiful evening in denver, mike taibbe, thank you. >>> chuck todd, for those of us who love the game and love politics, there are so many race -- results from last night. i thought i would let you free associate, especially the names people might know, who won and lost in some of the big and small races. >> reporter: well, you know there was a house and senate, a married couple, connie mack the fourth, from florida, the son of a former senator, mary bono mack, the widow of sonnybono, he lost to bill nelson, and mary bono lost a very close race, mostly thanks to re-districting. so they go from being one of washington's power couples, to now looking for work. but ben chandler, a long-time democratic member of congress. in fact, if you look at all of these, if you were an older white male house democrat, and you were running in a reddish d
in the west. more mountain snow, valley rain. that drops into california on your wednesday. even brings some rainshowers to the desert southwest as we head towards wednesday afternoon. hey, tune in every week day morning at 6:00 a.m. on the weather channel and you can wake up with al. mistletoe'ing, ho ho ho'ing, yellowing. and every holiday season, your teeth have been yellowing. fact is if you're not whitening, you're yellowing. crest 3d white whitestrips remove over 10 years of stains, and whiten 25 times better than a leading whitening toothpaste. crest. life opens up when you do. in a hurry? try 2 hour express whitestrips, just in time for a white holiday. but i still have a runny nose. [ male announcer ] dayquil doesn't treat that. huh? [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus rushes relief to all your worst cold symptoms, plus it relieves your runny nose. [ sighs ] thank you! [ male announcer ] you're welcome. that's the cold truth! ♪ everyone has a moment that changes their life ♪ >> we're back with frances and ashley. they are our everyone has a story winners, and david friedman and
police caught him last year in california. >>> accused of helping the former butler steel secret documents. the man was work as a computer technician for the vatican when he allegedly helped the butler steal the documents. last month, the butler received an 18-month prison sentence. the computer technician is facing charges of aiding and abetting the crimes. >> nasa says all systems are go for a rocket launch this week. the ten-foot tall rocket is set to launch between 6:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. wednesday from the flight facility in virginia. if you live near that facility, you may be able to see it. if the launch is delayed because of weather, nasa will try again thursday. >>> the international space station has had an astronaut on board every single day for the past 12 years. what an accomplishment. to celebrate, nasa has launched a new app to help you keep tabbs on it. it's called spot the station. it will e-mail or text you when the iss is passing over your location. it looks like a bright star moving across the sky at a steady pace. it's the brightest object in the night sky. s
of southern california has fired a student manager for tampering with game use footballs. the manager is accused of deflating five balls before the usc-oregon game last weekend. deflated footballs don't travel as fast and are thought to be easier to throw and catch. two of the balls were used during the game, but they did not give usc any advantage. they lost to oregon 62-51. >>> college basketball tips off tonight with some big games for local teams. georgetown taking part in the navy marine corps classic, a spin on the carrier classic. they will take on the tenth ranked florida gators on board the "uss baton" in jacksonville, florida. that game starts tonight. >>> and the terps looking for a big win to kick off their season. they take on the defending champs, the number three kentucky wildcats. go terps. >> going to be a big game. >>> this monday is the veterans day. on maryland public television sunday night at 7:00, you can tune into america's veterans musical tribute. ruben studdard going to be performing, from "american idol." u.s. air force band also going to be performing. the
the way that it's spelled. jermaine is petitioning a california court to change the last name -- the spelling of his last name to s-u-n rather than s-o-n. jackson, who's been touring with his brothers and promoting his book about his brother michael jackson says he wants to change the name for artistic reasons. >>> here's something out of this world. scientists believe they found a family of planets that may be capable of supporting life. one is so big it is called super earth. scientists delivered the planet in 2008 orbiting an orange star. it is roughly 42 light years away. this is an artist's rendering of the planet. scientists say it is a rocky world. at least seven times the size of earth. they believe it can contain water on the surface, which is necessary for life. >> do you think there are scientists who say i was thinking about hd40 -- >> just call it paul or something. keep it simple. >>> an nba great compares playing basketball with the president to playing with michael jordan. and it's not exactly a compliment. >>> also, one day after re-election, the major announc
that takes him from the west coast of california to the east coast of maine. the marine is running 3,600 miles, and each step is tracked by a smoartphone app that marks his every move. what's on a much bigger screen inspired the long-distance run. >> i've seen "forrest gump" many, many times. >> reporter: the classic military man fulfilled his duty. o'toole spent months on the ground in afghanistan and in haiti helping earthquake victims. >> i'm getting excited to be on the road here. >> reporter: now o'toole is at the virginia sports medicine institute training. the goal is to finish 15 miles five days a week for eight months. he recruited some of his family and friends to help get his plan up and running. >> the majority, i'd say 99% are alexandrians, and built a wonderful organization here. >> reporter: he hopes the marathon run will bring attention to veteran causes. >> one of my friends had come back, and some of the things he had been dealing with as far as depression, anxiety, actually ended up taking his own life because of it. suicide is probably one of the major -- or is th
, northern california and southern oregon. still cool in the northeast. high temperatures only in the 40s. and then for the weekend, a lot of people heading to their holiday destinations. we're going to see a chance for showers, mainly mountain snowshowers in the west. it's the southeast on saturday. still a chance for showers. mid-atlantic now getting in on that threat of a few showers by sunday. it's the west there's still going to be the best chance for mountain showers, mainly the higher elevations. similar story again on monday. a few showers developing in the southern plains and throughout parts of the northeast by monday as well. could be a developing system. we'll keep you posted week days on the weather channel with "wake up with al." ♪ buy 5-hour energy pink lemonade and ♪ you can help others along the way. ♪ ♪ a portion of every bottle that they sell goes to fight ♪ ♪ breast cancer and i think that's swell. ♪ ♪ the more you take, the more they'll pay, ♪ ♪ so make them write a big check today. ♪ ♪ and if you're feeling a little slow, ♪ ♪ then 5-hour e
extending from here all the way to california. and from canada all the way down to north texas. we have a huge air mass that is unusually chilly for this time of november. we are beginning to clear out thanks to high pressure moving in from the west. it's here for the rest of the afternoon as we go forward. a clear sky tonight. by dawn tomorrow, we'll be down to near or below freezing in much of the region and during the day tuesday or wednesday, we'll have clear skies. wednesday evening and thursday might have a few clouds coming through. as we take a look at the forecast for today, for the afternoon, enjoy at least some sunshine. it won't feel warm hovering in the 40s for the afternoon. northwest winds gusting around 20 miles per hour. a clear sky tonight, leave your winter coat. it will be cold dropping near 40 by midnight. lighter winds, then all the way down to near freezing tomorrow morning. lots of sun wednesday afternoon. highs around 50. thursday morning lows mid-30s, partly cloudy. on friday, we have sunshine back with 30s in the morning and afternoon highs. only the low 50s.
in california. investigators believe the crash happened when one chopper landing while the other taking off in pasadena. six people hurt, including five police sr officers, they are expecting to survive their injuries. the national transportation safety board is investigating. >>> new video of an oil platform that caught fire friday morning in the gulf of mexico. >> may day, may day. >> something just blew up. >> a tv crew was nearby when the rig exploded. yesterday, the body of one of the missing crew members was found at the bottom of the sea. another crew member is still missing, and at least four others are in the hospital. the ceo of black elk injury, which owns the rig, says it's a difficult time for the company and for the injured workers. >> you know, it's an emotional situation, and the very best i can do is comfort them, reassure them, and get them back to their families. >> investigators believe vapors ignited as workers used a blow torch on an oil line. warning signals were used at the railroad crossing where a parade float full of veterans was hit by a freight train. the ntsb s
northwest all the way down into central california. we're talking about rain, wind and mountain snow. you can see the colder air diving in across the rockies here. 41 degrees in minneapolis. that's about it. but warmer air starting to build through the nation's heartland, down across the southern plains. we'll be in the 50s here around new york city. and then by saturday, saturday is still quiet but an area of low pressure will be tracking up the coast off the southeast coast. that will bring large swells, continued swells across the ouncer banks of north carolina where we're already getting some coastal erosion. also impacting rip currents so be aware of that if you're heading out into the water. hopefully not a big time of year for that. rainshowers across northern florida and into central florida. even around orlando. it's still busy in the west. we've got another cold front pushing in for saturday bringing more wet weather with it. 61 in san francisco, 52 in minneapolis. that's your saturday outlook. on sunday, pretty quiet across the area with the ex sense of the outer banks where we
weather-wise. we're going to see quite a bit of rain, washington, oregon, california, nevada, idaho, and then moving into wyoming, parts of colorado, utah, and montana. still a few showers throughout the extreme southeast coast here along the atlantic side. the warmest air will be in the south. and it's even going to be mild in the northern plains. 56 in minneapolis is quite mild for this time of year. one storm after another moving into the pacific northwest. watch those snow levels come down saturday night into sunday. be careful when you're traveling through the mountain passes in the coming weeks in the west because those snow levels will fluctuate. there will be times it will be dangerous to travel through those mountain passes. so check the latest conditions before you head through the mountains. here's a look at the temperatures for sunday. still very mild, well above average in some cases 20 degrees above average throughout parts of the upper midwest. cold front eventually going to swing through on monday bringing a chance for some showers. still looking at the pacific north
the worst weather is by far today. rain up and down the california coast line. across the middle of the country a little light snow in the dakotas. no big storm system anywhere to worry about. some rain showers out across parts of the florida peninsula. back here at home in the mid-atlantic nothing to worry yourself about for travel plans for this weekend as high pressure is in charge and this main area of high pressure will be in charge of our weather not just for today but all the way through at least the front half of the upcoming week. so nice and sunny today. clear skies through most of the overnight as well. then tomorrow that northeasterly wind starts to set up shop around here. a northeast wind means generally speaking more clouds than sunshine around here and i think that pattern will continue to build in more and more clouds as we get toward sunday night, monday, and tuesday. again, not a whole lot in the way of rain chances. so for today, then, on your saturday mostly sunny. a nice day outside today. temperatures still a touch cooler than average but not too bad. low t
that. check out the restaurant's website for participating locations. for lunch, california tortilla is giving away free tacos to anybody that wears that sticker. and for dinner at z-burger, you can get a free burger for wearing your i voted sticker. if it's fallen off, say z-vote to the cashier. >>> check out this terrifying video from north texas. three people are lucky to be alive after this close call of a small engine plane clips the top of an suv right there. it's about to land. a flight instructor who works out of the airport says both the driver and pilot are to blame. he says the driver did not follow a stop sign, and the pilot was coming in too low. >> i think it probably should be marked. obviously, they knew they were going to the airport. that was the attraction for them to come out here. so they should have looked before they crossed the runway. he's looking on down the runway a little too low on his approach. i think he should have been a little higher on the approach. >> this was a pilot's first solo flight. he was about a month away from getting his pilot's license,
difficult. >> but a study found a broader effect. they examined similar policies in california and texas. the researchers predict maryland's high school dropout rate will decline 4% to 5%. and that's not all. >> being in college means they're less likely to be in criminal activities, less likely to get pregnant, a whole range of risky behaviors for teenagers are lower for people in hicolle. >> it will offset the initial higher government subsidies. an educated community will lead to better citizens who vote and volunteer. but what about the concern that undocumented immigrants take the limited spaces of legal citizens at universities. >> even the provisions of the act, that they have to attend community college for the first two years, we don't think that that's likely to happen. >> the overwhelmingly positive findings encourage those who otherwise could not afford to study here. >> i was actually talking to my mom. we made the decision that i was going to go back home and study there. >> now, this study also looked at the long-term effects and predicts a benefit of highly educated peopl
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